Blackadder Series 2 – Blackadder II

Blackadder series 2 is set in the Elizabethan era. Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, Blackadder II is very different from series one (The Blackadder).

Black adder Season 2

Blackadder II is set in Elizabethan England and follows the exploits of Lord Edmund Blackadder as he navigates his way through the treacherous waters of court life.

In the second series, Blackadder finds himself at the heart of the royal court. Trying to please the Queen without getting executed, with a hapless Baldrick as more hindrance than help, Blackadder Series 2 aired in 1986.

Blackadder the second features an all-star cast starring Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, and Miranda Richardson.

Blackadder Series 2

The second series of Blackadder really defined the character and the show. Gone is the snivelling version of Blackadder from the first season – now we have Lord Edmund Blackadder!

Blackadder is depicted as a Machiavellian character, both suave and cunning, devious and manipulative. Baldrick on the other hand, becomes the laughable sidekick, and the butt of many of the show’s jokes.

The other main characters of Blackadder season 2, are the Queen, Nursie, Lord Melchett, and Percy.

Their characters seem fully formed, even from the very first episode. Miranda Richardson in particular is magnificent as the Queen.

If there is a weaker character from the bunch, then it is Nursie, who could have done with a few more lines.

Blackadder Quotes - One of the best Queenie quotes from Blackadder series 2

Guest Stars Blackadder Season 2

Each episode of Blackadder series 2 also features another character who is in it just for that episode.

Probably the most famous of these is Lord Flashheart. Played by Rik Mayall at his loud and flamboyant finest, he arguably stole the show in the first episode entitled ‘Bells’.

Another notable guest star in the second series of Blackadder is Hugh Laurie as the evil Prince Ludwig.

Second Series of Blackadder premise

The general premise of the Blackadder second series is that Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to improve his lot in life, gain favour with the Queen, and outwit Melchett at every encounter where possible. It’s a fun insight into British history!

Blackadder Series 2 Episode List

  1. Bells
  2. Head
  3. Potato
  4. Money
  5. Beer
  6. Chains

Full Cast List for Blackadder Series 2

Here’s the characters and players form the Blackadder season 2 cast:

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
 Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1986)
Tim McInnernyTim McInnerny
 Lord Percy (6 episodes, 1986)
Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
 Baldrick (6 episodes, 1986)
Miranda RichardsonMiranda Richardson
 Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1986)
Stephen FryStephen Fry
 Lord Melchett (6 episodes, 1986)
Patsy ByrnePatsy Byrne
 Nursie (6 episodes, 1986)
Tony AitkenTony Aitken
 Minstrel / … (6 episodes, 1986)
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
 Prince Ludwig / … (2 episodes, 1986)
Tom BakerTom Baker
 Captain Rum (1 episode, 1986)
Holly De JongHolly De Jong
 Lady Farrow (1 episode, 1986)
Gabrielle GlaisterGabrielle Glaister
 Kate (1 episode, 1986)
Ronald LaceyRonald Lacey
 Bishop of Bath & Wells (1 episode, 1986)
Miriam MargolyesMiriam Margolyes
 Lady Whiteadder (1 episode, 1986)
Max HarveyMax Harvey
 Torturer (1 episode, 1986)
Simon JonesSimon Jones
 Sir Walter Raleigh (1 episode, 1986)
Rik MayallRik Mayall
 Flashheart (1 episode, 1986)
Cassie StuartCassie Stuart
 Molly (1 episode, 1986)
Bill WallisBill Wallis
 Gaoler Ploppy (1 episode, 1986)
Mark ArdenMark Arden
 1st Guard (1 episode, 1986)
Roger BlakeRoger Blake
 Geoffrey Piddle (1 episode, 1986)
John GrilloJohn Grillo
 Dr. Leech (1 episode, 1986)
John GrilloLesley Nicol
 Mrs. Pants (1 episode, 1986)
Linda PolanLinda Polan
 Mrs. Ploppy (1 episode, 1986)
Lee CornesLee Cornes
 2nd Guard (1 episode, 1986)
Patrick DuncanPatrick Duncan
 Earl Farrow (1 episode, 1986)
William HootkinsWilliam Hootkins
 Monk (1 episode, 1986)
Edward JewesburyEdward Jewesbury
 Kate’s Father (1 episode, 1986)
John Pierce JonesJohn Pierce Jones
 Arthur the Sailor (1 episode, 1986)
Barbara MillerBarbara Miller
 Wisewoman (1 episode, 1986)
Daniel ThorndikeDaniel Thorndike
 Lord Whiteadder (1 episode, 1986)
Philip PopePhilip Pope
 Leonardo Acropolis (1 episode, 1986)
Sadie ShimminSadie Shimmin
 Young Crone (1 episode, 1986)
Piers IbbotsonPiers Ibbotson
 Messenger (1 episode, 1986)
Barry CraineBarry Craine
 Mr. Pants (1 episode, 1986)

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